ACTIVITY/FINANCIAL REPORT ON
MOBILE LIVESTOCK INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (BIO-SECURITY FENCING)
SUPPORT TO INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs)
SUPPORT TO CHURCH PROJECT - (PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MBOMASSA)
Period of activity; - November 10th to December 26th, 2018
Written Submitted by;-
Atomba Tegwi Titus
CEO/ Project Coordinator
NOWEPIFAC - Cameroon
Tel (237) 677 57 85 99
This report is a continuation of the above(previous) report(Report No.18_05) for the same activities, so will not carry so many details as in the first one so as to avoid repetition of same facts and similar photos. Some activities like inviting the church leaders to witness the giving of items to IDPs was avoided because of the inconveniences involved.
1. Boghi Jeremiah
2. Ngwa Mageret Asoh
3. Ndah Clovis
4. Tekoh Antoinette
5. Tebo Emmanuel
6. Wato Samuel
7. Tibe Clarisse
8. Mercy Engonwei
9. Limen Elizabeth
From the previous list of IDPs, we got some persons who deserved to benefit again considering the number of persons they need to take care. We then added new beneficiaries with the same considerations.
We bought the same items and the same quantity as the first time but then we reduced the beneficiary list from 15 to 10 in order to have an increase in the quantity of rice and soap shared per family.
We had no outdoor photo as we experienced envy from passersby last times, so all pictures were indoors and the event was swifter than last time considering the fact that we never wanted many people to notice it.
We contacted all the identified/ previous beneficiaries on phone to schedule the date and time of the handing over of the items. Saturday 22nd December 2018, 10.00am was agreed upon.
A general thank you message from the beneficiaries was written on a black board and placed in front of the IDPs
Below are photos of the event in their chronological order. A short lecture was delivered on the good ethics of living with host families such as;- assisting the host family with house chores even when not requested. Maintain some good level of hygiene within the premises where they live with their host families, avoiding at all cost to be a nuisance to their host families but rather being so collaborative and more of an asset than a liability to their host families.
A prayer was given by one of the beneficiaries Mr. Jeremiah who called on God to richly bless the donors and replenish the source from where the items came from. He asks God also in his prayers to bless the entire Japanese community and most especially the donors for their support.
Each household representative then came up on departure and collected their rice and cubes of soap. Some late comers came when the rest were already leaving, registered the name and collected
Left: Collecting /departure
Center: Late comer collects
Right: Collecting continues
In church on Sunday 25th December 2018, the pastor announced that the congregation will be visiting orphans in an orphanage in a certain locality on Sunday 30th December 2018,
so church members should send in their support in kind or cash latest Friday 28th December 2018 so that it will be carried along to the orphans.
In respond to the pastor's announcement, we decided to give one of the uncollected bags of the IDPs to the pastor for the humanitarian gesture.
The suppose IDP for the said bag had travelled to the village to regain his usual home irrespective of the risk he might face at home with the on-going crisis.
As you can see from the photo bellow , the space between the fence is quite spacious enough, giving us a second thought on how to utilize the space to the advantage of the piggery in other wards.
A visiting friend suggest a house for the piggery attendant, with a portion to stock animal feed, another suggested two fish ponds with bore hole water supply,
another suggested that it was good space enough to develop a pig slaughter section for the farm,
another idea was to provide a quarantine section where new stock of pigs have to be kept for some time to observe their state of health before allowing them to join the rest of the stock
and on the other hand the quarantine section will be used to keep pig destine to be sold so as to avoid potential buyers from contaminating the fence with disease when they get right into the entire fenced/protected area.
We have to decide what is suitable for the moment given the resources at our disposal even though all the above given suggestions are feasible and acceptable.
As you can see from this last photo, the back part of the fence, behind me, is still far below completion point. Where you see me constructing in the photo is a soil erosion protective wall/ embankment bellow the piggery. The protective wall needs to continue on the earth area bellow where the two kids are standing, behind the second piggery apartment.
In between these two piggery apartments is the bio-gas digester chamber and the bio-gas liquid collecting chamber almost ready for use.
It's an exhibition of my 2014 ARI training in Japan and also an example for other interested / able farmers to copy.
Please check attached acknowledgement/ appreciation letter given by the church authorities.
From Mobile livestock pig sales 35,000frs CFA
Distributed as follows;-
1.) SUPPORT TO IDPs … -102,500 FCFA,
2.) BIO-SECURITY FENCE … -115,000 FCFA,
3.) SUPPORT TO PC MBOMASSA- 50,000 FCFA
The experience of living with and supporting IDPs is a good lesson to learn because it exposes the other side of people whom you thought you knew already.
We enjoyed the experience of sharing in times of great need as we could see how the little we gave meant a lot in the lives of the receivers.
The activities also keep us busy and most of all we become the community's point of attraction especially when an activity is made publicly.
They were all along very appreciative but regretted the fact that the giver/messenger Titus,
received hate speeches from those who anticipated to be the beneficiaries because of their friendship or family ties to the giver but he saw
that actually they don't deserve to benefit as IDPs because their life's were better.
Judging from the look of things on the ground, it is a good/wise idea to suspend the support to IDPs and the church for now as Go Komatsu had suggested
because there are evidences of jealousy from individuals who see the IDP donation activity as pulling in some millions of CFA from Japan for Titus to be growing fat from it.
We rather concentrate on the cooperative and Mobile livestock organizational projects which are interrelated with a community broad base perspective.
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